Last night, world-renowned musician, singer, songwriter, and producer Stevie Wonder joined the Twitter-sphere for the best possible reason.
Half a century has passed since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Sharing a dream of an equal, integrated future for people of all races, religions, and genders, the activist was a paramount voice and leader in the civil rights movement. He aided in paving the path toward a future like the one he dreamed of and has left a mark on the world, even long after his death.
Celebrities took to social media to share his message and his dream, one that has and will continue to live on in his legacy.
One of these famous faces was none other than Stevie Wonder – who decided to make a special video dedicated to Dr. King.
Michelle and Barack Obama, Ke$ha, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jimmy Kimmel are a mere few of the prominent political and entertainment figures featured in the video. Each figure shared their own dream, from laughable wishes to be reincarnated as a cat in another life to serious pleas to help save the planet and realize once and for all that everyone is equal.
Everyone had something to share, and the video was heartwarming, hopeful, and uplifting.
Wonder used the video to ignite the trending hashtag #DreamStillLives to honor and celebrate Dr. King:
On April 4th, 1968 at 7:05 p.m. central time, Dr. King’s life was cut tragically short. 50 years later a need for his dream to be fulfilled is far greater than ever.— Stevie Wonder (@StevieWonder) April 5, 2018
Share your dream & post your own #DreamStillLives video. Spread love...spread hope. pic.twitter.com/51BaCW78GC
Wonder ended the video with a simple request for his followers to share their own dream, and they didn't disappoint.
People responded with their own dreams, and it got pretty emotional:
My dream is love myself. And that the world to be peace.— tainá; face yourself (@armonbexol) April 5, 2018
I don't have a dream for myself but I would like all the people around the World to treat differently abled people with equal oportunities, love,care and patience. Also I would like my fellow brothers and sisters to stand up for people who are being bullied. #DreamStillLives— Angedora💕💜 (@dorettakotian) April 5, 2018
Some poured their hearts out, sharing their stories and struggles in an attempt to move closer toward their own dreams:
My dream is to be happy without having to pretend to be something that I am not. My dream is my family do not put me so pressure to the point that I want to commit suicide every second. My dream is not be depressed more, but this is already 4 years.— tainá; face yourself (@armonbexol) April 5, 2018
This is my dream.
Others had dreams for their home countries, and the future in store for them:
My dream is that Venezuela can return to be a happy country, where there is no dictatorship, where we are not killed for thinking differently, where we can achieve our dreams, not just leave the country because it is the only solution to be able to progress.#DreamStillLives— Lilith Chan🐼✨|⭐ALPACA⭐🇻🇪 (@LilithChan_twt) April 5, 2018
Welcome to Twitter, Stevie. Looking forward to more inspiring messages in the future.